Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2003


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Project Management

Course Number

EMGT 510/610


This paper focuses on Enterprise Project Management (EPM), its benefits and how to apply it in a project management framework. We have studied the ABC Faucet Company in terms of company's project management practices, and where they are today and where they could be in the future. Our methodology for compiling this paper was to analyze the ABC Faucet's current project management strategy, then compare and contrast it with concepts suggested in the EMGT 51 OPMF Project Management Framework class and the textbooks "Applied Project Management" and "Strategic Plmming for Project Management Maturity Model" by Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. One of the goals of this paper is to describe and explain how ABC Faucet could achieve excellence and maturity in their projects and its management. As stated by Kerzner, "Projects are critical to the success of any organization. They are the activities that result in new or change products, services, environments, and result in many other benefits." [I) We have applied his Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM), as well as a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats model (SWOT) for our analysis and recommendations. We conclude that organizational communication and organizational culture plays an important role for achieving excellence in projects and its management As stated in Kermer's text, "People equally informed seldom disagree." (2]1t is also impOrtant to mention here, that there are many ingredients available to cre-ate a specific recipe for achieving excellence in project management based on the ABC's culture and objectives. Therefore, it is safe tO say that to consider the approach: "one size fits all in project management", is a mistake and could lead into fai1ure in project management


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